Bitcoin Basher Peter Schiff Destroyed by Crypto Twitter for Fake News

Bitcoin basher Peter Schiff, an avowed gold bug, got dragged on Twitter after spouting a false claim about the bitcoin price. | Source: AP Photo / Mark Lennihan Gold bug Peter Schiff got dragged on Twitter after spouting false information about bitcoin. Schiff incorrectly claimed that BTC prices have plunged 15% since June 19. By comparison, Schiff gloated that gold prices have spiked 10% during the same period. Instead of dropping, Schiff said the bitcoin price should have climbed due to a combination of “favorable press, weakness in global currency and…

Chipmixer Used to Launder BTC from Recent Binance Hack

On May 8, major crypto exchange Binance was the victim of its second major hacking. On this occasion, the thief/thieves made off with 7,000 Bitcoin, which valued at approximately $40 million USD at the time. (That same amount of BTC is worth almost double that at current rates.) Now, several months on, it has been discovered that at least 4,836 Bitcoin of that stolen loot was laundered through crypto mixing service Chipmixer. Stolen BTC Laundered through Chipmixer After Binance was hacked, the stolen coins were moved to seven addresses. Then, according…

Bitcoin Outshines Gold Amid Risk Aversion in Financial Markets

Bitcoin is outperforming gold amid heightened uncertainty in the global markets. The world’s most valuable cryptocurrency is currently trading at $11,700, representing 16 percent gains on a month-to-date basis. Meanwhile, gold, the traditional safe-haven asset, has added 6 percent this month. The precious metal picked up a bid at $1,400 on Aug. 1 as the U.S. President Trump’s decision to escalate trade tensions with China triggered a flight to safety. The S&P 500, a global benchmark for riskier assets, fell 0.90 percent on the same day. The risk aversion worsened…

Terrifying Global Currency Crisis Explained in 19 Tweets; Why Bitcoin Matters

The global FX market is staring at the edge of a cliff, according to an analyst who called the 2008 economic crisis. | Source: Shutterstock Something big is happening. We are at the “cliff of death” of a global currency crisis and no-one has noticed, according to macro investor Raoul Pal. Pal is famous for predicting the 2008 recession and he now believes we’ve arrived at one of the “biggest junctures for markets in history.” In a series of 19 tweets, he explains why the global FX market is so…

Gemini Exchange Data Is Being Added to CME’s Crypto Indices

Market data from the Winklevoss twins-founded crypto exchange Gemini is being added to eight crypto indices offered by CF Benchmarks. Formerly called Crypto Facilities, CF Benchmarks’ eight reference products include four indices and reference rates provided for CME Group, which currently offers a bitcoin futures product: the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate and CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index, and the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and CME CF Ether-Dollar Real Time Index. CF Benchmarks said Thursday that the addition of Gemini as a data source, alongside existing exchanges Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit…

Bitcoin Price Looks Poised to Retest Highs Above $13K

View Bitcoin is looking north, with the daily chart reporting a bearish channel breakout following a six-week-long correction. A retest of highs above $13,000 could be in the offing. The bullish case would strengthen if prices rise above $12,145, invalidating consolidation or exhaustion signaled by Wednesday’s candlestick pattern. A stronger confirmation of a bull revival would be a weekly close (Sunday, UTC) above $12,000. A break below Wednesday’s low of $11,388 would weaken the bullish case. That level could come into play in the next 24 hours if the symmetrical…

SBI Crypto Exchange Adopts Tech to Help Meet FATF Standards

VC Trade, the Japan-based crypto exchange launched by SBI Holdings last year, is integrating new technology to help it comply with international customer verification standards issued by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in June. The solution is provided by blockchain security company CoolBitX, which has developed a wallet product based on its know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance-focused cryptocurrency transaction and security solution called Sygna. According to an announcement from CoolBitX on Thursday, SBI’s VC Trade is now using a customized version of the company’s wallet,  CoolXWallet, which only allows…

Bitcoin Price (BTC/USD) Targets Fresh Weekly High Above $12.2K

Bitcoin price is trading nicely above the $11,650 and $11,500 supports sharply against the US Dollar. The price is likely to break the $12,000 resistance and continue higher in the coming sessions. There is a crucial contracting triangle forming with resistance near $12,000 on the hourly chart of the BTC/USD pair (data feed from Kraken). The price could either rally above $12,000 and $12,200 or it might start a fresh decrease below $11,500. Bitcoin price is trading with a positive bias above $11,500 against the US Dollar. BTC price is…